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Accession 580

Inclusive Dates

1837-1839, 1856-1964, 1866-1868


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1000 pieces, .5 lineaer feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, but includes some notes and newspaper clippings on the Mills family of Mayesville, S.C. during the periods 1837-1839, 1856-1864, and 1866-1868. This collection mainly consists of letters from family to Reverend William Wilson Mills (1837-1905) while a student at South Carolina College in Columbia, SC, and while a Confederate soldier in the 9th Regiment Co. F of the South Carolina Volunteers. Mills was also at Manassas, Monticello Hospital in Charlottesville, VA and was finally transferred to an arsenal in Charleston, S.C. Also included are letters received while he was a student at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC. The Letters from Mill’s sisters concerned events at home in Mayesville, S.C. and her life at Harmony boarding school in S.C. A great deal about education in the years noted can be discerned from the correspondence as well as some general description of Civil War events. There is also some general information on the business farming.


The correspondence of William W. Mills, were received as a gift from Mrs. Edith Cooper, a descendant of William W. Mills, via Dr. Robert Cooper on April 30, 1984 by the College Archives


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William Wilson Mills Letters - Accession 580

LC Subject Headings

Mills, William W., active 1837-1868; Mills, William W., active 1837-1868--Correspondence; Mills family; South Carolina College; Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 9th; Columbia Theological Seminary; Mayesville (S.C.)--Biography; Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865